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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Derina Samuel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY-ELECT
Maria Mendoza, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Laura Murphy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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WHEN UNDERGRADUATES REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT ITAS ARE
Asma Khan, California State University, Fullerton, California, USA

Several recent international teaching assistant (ITA) studies have observed that U.S. undergraduate students are increasingly realizing the importance of having ITAs as their instructors. This perception can be utilized and consolidated to enhance ITA education. Read More

THE INTERNATIONAL TA PROBLEM
Melissa Nye, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

This article describes a novice international teaching assistant (ITA) course instructor’s experience with the textbook and course prerequisites her university laid out. She details her experiences in fostering a critical classroom atmosphere as a way to combat the hindrances she experienced. Read More

A FLEXIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO COURSE-BASED ITA TRAINING
Brandon Cooper, Ginessa Payne, & Xueyan Hu, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

When its intensive English program closed, one university’s international teaching assistant (ITA) preparation program was rehomed and reinvented. New constraints and resources, plus time-tested practices from the field of ITA training, yielded a flexible, individualized program that is meeting the university’s need for qualified ITAs. Read More

ALTERING THE NATURE OF REALITY IN ITA COURSES
Steven Mercier, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Meeting the expectations for ITA course curricula can be a tough balancing act with so many players involved. By staying grounded in reality and focusing on student success, you can streamline the teaching process in your ITA course and enable everyone to achieve their goals. Read More

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